If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! OSU-Kansas tonight in GIA at 6 p.m. I’ll be covering it. We’re hosting a recruiting chat on the site at 11 a.m. Come back and join in if you have recruiting questions.Hoops NewsTravis Ford owns Kansas. No team has solved the Jayhawks recently like the Cowboys, with OSU the only squad to beat Kansas each of the past three seasons. At Gallagher-Iba, the Cowboys have won two straight over KU and four of the last six. [NewsOK]“We haven’t played well in Stillwater, for the most part, since I’ve been here,” said Self, who is 3-5 there since joining Kansas in 2003-04. “We have to do some things better, the ball is sticking a little bit.” [AP]Jeff Nerberry on how OSU beat KU last year: “We just pressured a lot and played desperate. We need to do that all the time. I tell guys that we don’t play desperate until we’re down. I can remember last year, we played desperate the whole game.” [O’Colly]Right now, they’re the most efficient KU team on offense since the 2009-10 Jayhawks team that went 15-1 in the Big 12. [Tulsa World]Ford: “I think this is one of the most dangerous teams that Kansas has had in a long time. That says a lot because they’re always the best in our league, so we have a tremendous amount of respect for them and understand the challenge in front of us.” [Go Pokes]Around the countryJawun Evans won Newcomer of the Week but not Player of the Week. [Big 12]Sooner Magic, meet Hilton Magic. [CBS]Wait, Auburn got fined $100K for storming the court against Kentucky?? [CBS]Football NewsRe-ranking the 2015 recruiting classes. Oklahoma State is 8th. [ESPN]Jake Trotter has James Washington as the 21st-best player in the Big 12. [ESPN]Around the CountryThis is embarrassing, but I briefly forgot Carson Palmer won a Heisman. [CBS]Ohio State is good at recruiting. [CBS]Recruiting NewsMason Rudolph helped host a big time recruit last weekend. [PFB]Great job by Boone here recapping what recruits said about their visits to OSU last weekend. [PFB]Devon Modster to UCLA. [PFB]More PFBOklahoma State is 50-1 to win it all next year. [PFB]Emmanuel Ogbah to … Carolina? [PFB]Seth Jacobs is awesome. I’m happy for his retirement from football. [PFB]More stuff I’m readingI made an appearance on Gilmore Guys recently (6:40 mark).
French Open: Federer advances to 2nd round with straight-sets victory over SonegoRoger Federer returned to Roland Garros with a victory in first round but his arch-rivals Novak Djokovic and 11-times champion Rafael Nadal are not in action on Sunday.advertisement Next Reuters ParisMay 26, 2019UPDATED: May 26, 2019 22:15 IST Roger Federer celebrates after defeating Lorenzo Sonego. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRoger Federer’s only French Open title win came in 2009Federer was given a standing ovation as he walked onto Court Philippe ChatrierFederer has won a record six ATP Finals titles, 28 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titlesRoger Federer returned to the French Open and breezed into the second round with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 win against Italian Lorenzo Sonego on Sunday, four years after hitting his last ball on the Parisian clay.The third-seeded Swiss, who won his only title at Roland Garros 10 years ago, treated the crowd at the renovated court Philippe Chatrier to some exquisite shot-making, thwarting his opponent’s attempted comeback in the second set.Sporting cream shorts and a taupe shirt that perfectly matched the red clay, the former world number one, who has been as been absent from the tournament since 2015, played some exquisite tennis as Sonego struggled to cope with the early pressure..@rogerfederer is back ! See the best moments of his win over Lorenzo Sonego ! #RG19 w/ @emirates pic.twitter.com/vXdD9Maw4ERoland-Garros (@rolandgarros) May 26, 2019″Don’t be too quick, Roger!,” a spectator shouted after Federer had raced to a 4-0 lead in the second set, even playing serve-volley at times, a rarely-used tactic on clay.That seemed to spur Sonego into action.A jaw-dropping passing shot and a superb lob almost turned the crowd in his favour, but Federer contained the world number 73 and claimed the decisive break for 5-4 in the third set with a delicate backhand passing shot.He then served it out to set up a second-round meeting with Germany’s Oscar Otte.Federer showed no ill effects of a right-leg injury that caused him to pull out of the Italian Open before his quarter-final clash against Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, his possible last-eight opponent in Paris.advertisementAlso Read | French Open: 3-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber crashes out in first roundAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow French OpenFollow Roger Federer
What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable With the massive popularity of surfing in recent years, (thanks to companies like Saturdays bringing it into the fashion fold), we wonder when sailing will take off with equal hype. The excitement of being on the ocean or a great lake and rigging the sails, heeling to a strong wind and listening to the waves sure beats the drone of a motorboat any day.One company taking a refreshing take on the sailboat is Victoire yachts. Established in 1961 in The Netherlands, they have collaborated with the Dutch-Danish design office, Powerhouse Company. We spoke to Charles Bessard, partner of the Powerhouse Company office in Copenhagen to hear more about this new beauty.We know there are passionate sailors but do you see a recent trend in more people appreciating the sport?Yes, certainly! Today there is a much wider diversity of sailors than there was 40 years ago. And this is echoed by the offer on the market.In the late sixties and seventies a large part of the offer were small, mid-priced, polyester boats. Today there is a very wide offer ranging from to cheap to very high-end, in all kind of sizes. Also there is a very wide array of sailing programs, from racing to day boats to 100% cruising yachts. However, some segments of the market are dynamic, while others that have reached their maturity.In the industry we have seen there is a globally a steady growth of large units above 50 feet, despite the economic crisis. The other trend, which is perhaps more recent, is a demand for mid-sized units of 40 to 50 feet with high-end finishes and with a stronger emphasis on experience of sailing. We have seen for a few decades boats becoming bigger and bigger, focusing in fitting as many cabins, berths, bathrooms, kitchen space, etc, as possible. Many of these were designed more as a substitute to a holiday homes rather than a sailing yacht. But today we see a growing number of people with the desire to return to the pleasure of sailing without necessarily having racing ambitions.What are these customers looking for?They are looking for the comfort and spaciousness of a mid-sized unit, but without the absolute need of being able to host a full family every weekend. These customers do not want to sacrifice their sailing pleasure and sailing experience for a larger number of berths. Comfort in harbors is still very important, but they also want to retrieve some great sailing sensations, with a more lively sailing experience. It is not only about speed anymore, or space, but it is about something much more fundamental and holistic: pleasure. This is something that is not quantifiable in knots or square meters, but it is something that it is increasingly important for people.How did the collaboration between Powerhouse Company and Victoire come about?Geert Wilmink, the owner of Victoire, was closely following some of our architectural work. He was particularly interested in our approach to integrated design, in which final details are not the last thing to be thought of by the architect, but in which the detail is a very important part of the experience of a building, or, in this instance, of a yacht.The style and the atmosphere are very important in the design, but the tactility of materials, the way they feel when you touch them and the feeling of how well things are assembled and constructed, is even more important and fundamental in our designs and in our approach to functionality and beauty.Geert was looking for an approach going beyond just styling, and wanted to create more timeless qualities. So one day over Christmas he asked us what would be our approach to boat design. The history of Victoire, the way it developed over the years, was very interesting for us. So instead of coming with a completely new design we proposed to him an evolutionary approach to the design. Something both modern and classic springing from the specific DNA of Victoire, preserving the legacy, while on the other hand setting a new course.Would you consider this a hybrid yacht since it does have a sail?No, this a pure sailing boat! It sails so graciously that you don’t really want to turn on the engine. I think that’s really the magnetic charm of classic hulls. Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States The Adastra Trimaran Is a Luxury Adventure Yacht Unlike Any Other Editors’ Recommendations A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America
NEW DELHI: The fourth accused involved in the murder case of the senior auditor has been arrested by South east district police on Wednesday.The accused Vikas, a resident of Meethapur, South east was arrested on Tuesday night. 43-year-old Anand Singh, who worked as senior auditor working in the Indian Audits and Accounts Department, IP Estate was found murdered with stab wounds in his house in South east’s Meethapur area on Sunday morning. In this case Delhi police had apprehended wife Sunita (36), her minor son and one Rishabh alias Shibhu from Faridabad on Tuesday. Sunita had promised to give Vikas Rs 1.5 lakh, if he helped them to eliminate Anand Singh and they agreed to murder Singh. Sunita had concocted the story of missing mobile phone and cash rupees 1.5 lakh to mislead the police and concoct a robbery story as motive of the murder. Sunita confessed that her husband was alcoholic and he used to ill-treat her and children. Fed up with his actions, she along with her son and two of his friends conspired to eliminate Anand Singh, so that they can live peacefully. The juvenile son roped in Vikas, a neighbor and Rishabh in the plan.
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MARACAIBO, Venezuela — U.S. sanctions on oil-rich Venezuela appear to be taking hold, resulting in mile-long lines for fuel in the South American nation’s second-largest city, Maracaibo.Russ Dallen of the Miami-based brokerage firm Caracas Capital Markets said Sunday that Venezuelan produces roughly 15 per cent of capacity, as output falls.It already had been declining before the Trump administration this year hit Venezuela with sanctions to force socialist President Nicolás Maduro from power. Dallen says those measures are starting to cause more pain as Venezuela’s refineries also collapse under decay.Some motorists say they’ve had to wait 24 hours in line. Maracaibo physician Yoli Urdaneta says she’s been trying to fill up for four days so she can get to work.She says her empty tank puts patients’ lives at risk.The Associated Press
TORONTO — The Peter and Melanie Munk Charitable Foundation has donated an additional $100 million to the Toronto cardiac centre bearing the Barrick Gold founder’s name — the largest single charitable contribution ever to a Canadian hospital.The donation, announced Tuesday in Toronto, will bring the foundation’s support of the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and the University Health Network where it is housed to more than $175 million since 1993.Most of the money will be used to develop a digital cardiovascular health platform — a digitized compilation of health information from patients, ranging from blood-test and imaging results to genetic sequencing.The centre has partnered with the Vector Institute, a Toronto-based company that specializes in artificial intelligence, to develop the platform.“The digital cardiovascular health platform will allow us to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict and treat life-threatening cardiac problems before they occur, and to develop novel therapies for patients with cardiovascular disease,” explained Dr. Barry Rubin, medical director of the centre.“You can’t do that unless you have the data in a digitized format,” said Rubin, adding that the pooled data will allow doctors to ask research questions using artificial- intelligence, or AI.For example, if there are 100,000 patients with a narrowing of the aortic valve — the main valve in the heart — applying AI would allow doctors to tease out what genetic mutations commonly occur in these patients.“So maybe in those 100,000 patients, you’ll find 2,000 that all have the same unusual gene,” he said.“That gives you the opportunity to say: ‘Hey, maybe that gene is related to the development of this aortic narrowing. And if you then figured out what that gene does, you might be able to treat patients with that gene before they ever got a narrowed aortic valve.”Rubin said patients with an abnormal heartbeat being electronically monitored outside the hospital could also benefit from an AI-based approach. For instance, the highly sophisticated computer could detect any “beat-to-beat” signs indicating the person could be in imminent danger of a fatal event.“The idea is we remotely monitor patients, we keep them out of the hospital, and if we see something that’s wrong, be able to predict it before it happens and treat them before they have a lethal arrhythmia or heart attack,” he said.The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, or PMCC, treats more than 163,000 patients from across Canada and around the world each year. It also trains more cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and vascular surgeons than any other hospital in Canada.Rubin said that besides providing funding for the digital health platform, the $100-million donation will also allow the centre to expand its clinical trials unit and dramatically increase the number of cardiovascular patients getting whole genome sequencing.“Since it opened, the PMCC has changed the way cardiovascular patients are treated in the province of Ontario, across Canada and around the world,” Peter Munk said in a statement.“Now, using the most innovative digital technologies, the PMCC will establish a new standard of care for patients and, ultimately, lead to a significant reduction in cardiac and vascular fatalities.”
Nobel peace laureate Wangari Maathai today appealed to the United Nations Forum on Forests to help the people and Governments of Central Africa implement their commitment to conserve the forest ecosystems of the Congo Basin, the second-largest river basin after South America’s Amazon.The Congo Basin spreads over “200 million hectares – 18 per cent of the world’s tropical forests – and carries 400 mammal species and more than 10,000 plant species. It is home to thousands of indigenous people, who depend on the ecosystem to sustain their livelihoods,” she told the Forum’s fifth session.Managing the Basin’s resources sustainably and equitably for the long term would not only help to stabilize the planet’s atmosphere and ecology, but would foster peace in an area where many wars had been fought over resources, said Dr. Maathai, who is the Goodwill Ambassador for the Congo Basin Forest Ecosystems and also Kenya’s Deputy Minister for the Environment and Natural resources.The groups at war could find alternative ways of making a livelihood, but no alternatives to the ecosystems existed and once they were lost, poverty would only grow, Dr. Maathai said.In developing policies and legislation to manage their forests, Central African political leaders had called for a trust fund for good governance to be created with the debt servicing funds saved by cancellation of their external debts, she noted.The Governments had to be encouraged to see that writing documents on forest conservation should be followed by mobilizing their people to translate words into action by putting their hands into the soil and growing seedlings, she later told a news conference Tuesday, using the contrast between eroded Haiti and the green neighbouring Dominican Republic in the Caribbean as an example.Forum Chairman Manual Rodriguez-Becerra of Colombia told the journalists that Governments had to be challenged because the world’s forests were at crisis level, with some 90 per cent of existing forest cover found in only 24 countries and 70 other countries having low cover forests.Deforestation and forest degradation were major obstacles to development, he said.Dr. Maathai said if the Forum discussed a code of ethics to govern logging, many corporations were likely to accept such a guide for their business practices in developing countries. Developed countries could not protect their forests while taking advantage of countries that had little skill in adding value to their timber, she added.Meanwhile, in the countries that most needed forest rehabilitation, planting was not taking place, she said.The poor in those countries needed education about the services provided to the planet by healthy ecosystems, such as providing oxygen, helping to replenish the underground reservoirs with water when rains fell, as well as acting as reservoirs of genetic resources, some of which had not yet been identified, she said.
DHX Media gets deal to put Slugterra toys in Burger King kids’ meals HALIFAX – A Halifax company has scored a deal to promote its “Slugterra” animated TV series through Burger King restaurants, which will offer toys based on characters in the series to customers for the next few weeks.DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.B) didn’t disclose financial details, but a spokesman said Burger King will pay a fee for the rights to use Slugterra as a way to attract customers to its restaurants.The Slugterra toys are based on a program created by Vancouver-based animation studio Nerd Corps Entertainment, which has since been purchased by DHX Media. Season 3 begins appearing this summer and a fourth season has been approved.Ken Faier, formerly president of Nerd Corp. and now general manager responsible for content and product development at DHX, said the Burger King deal was more than a year in the making.“They’re always looking for properties that can appeal either to a girl audience or a boy audience or looking for things that have a collectibility to it,” Faier said.The Slugterra toys — which are made specifically for Burger King by its own promotional organization — start appearing this week in the company’s restaurants and will be available for up to six weeks, or until supplies run out.“They handle all of the logistics,” Faier said.He added that one of Nerd Corp’s reasons for joining DHX was its larger size and growing reach, with a variety of TV programming and toys based on characters such as the Teletubbies franchise.“We felt that being an independent we can only go so far,” Faier said.DHX has been expanding its kid- and youth-oriented entertainment business beyond the creation and distribution of programs such as “Inspector Gadget,” “Caillou” and the “Degrassi” franchise for teens and young adults.It is also a growing presence in merchandising, including a Slugterra line of toys for traditional retailers produced in partnership with Jakks Pacific.DHX has also acquired Family and other Canadian specialty channels that were formerly part of the Astral lineup, providing a means to distribute programming.The company releases its next quarterly financial report on Thursday.— Follow @DavidPaddon on Twitter by The Canadian Press Posted May 12, 2015 8:14 am MDT Last Updated May 12, 2015 at 3:02 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
New tyre pressure monitoring systemSafe Europe plc says it new Monityre system can save operators cash by cutting fuel costs and accident damage. The firm’s Charles Rabbidge says regular monitoring of truck and trailer tyre pressures can cut fuel bills dramatically. He estimates that a fleet of 100 trailers could save around £100,000 a year on its annual fuel costs, with further benefits from improved vehicle uptime and tyre life. The Monityre system consists of four main components; pressure sensors – one per tyre – an in-cab DIN display unit and, for artics, a trailer mounted Smart Booster and a programming hand tool. “Perhaps the most unique part of the system is its ability to cope with the dropping and swapping of trailers,” said Rabbidge.More from David Nash on +44 (0)1 614 567 870 or firstname.lastname@example.org New Premiums for KibbleMotor Transport Haulier of the Year Matthew Kibble Transport has four new Renault Premiums, three 18 tonners and a 7.5 tonne tonner, all with curtainside bodies. The new trucks are the first Renaults to join the firm’s 23-strong fleet. Matthew Kibble Transport is part of the Fortec Pallet Network and does full and part load overnight pallet work from its 22,000ft2 warehouse in Calne, Lancashire. The new trucks will do local deliveries for 300 customers. JDS Trucks at Blackburn won the business and has all the new trucks on a repair and maintenance contract. It also has an order for another 18 tonne Premium for Kibble.More from Penny Randall on +44 (0)1 582 479 619 or email@example.com Alexander Dennis hybrid to cut fuel by 40%Colin Robertson, chief executive of Falkirk-based bus and coach maker Alexander Dennis Limited says it will “very shortly” take the wraps of its new generation hybrid buses. 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We’ll also start making plans for a bigger presence at next year’s Commercial Vehicle Show.”More from Nigel Wonnacott +44(0)7 954 326 528 or email@example.com Pirelli to spend $65m to hike Egyptian productionThe Pirelli Group says it will spend $65m on its radial tyre production capacity in Egypt 50%. The firm’s factory in Alexandria makes tyres for trucks and buses in Alexandria. Its capacity will rise to one million units a year, the biggest commercial vehicle tyre output in the Middle East and Africa.More from Sarah Brown on +44 (0)1 283 525 479 or firstname.lastname@example.orgSeminar successThe Society of Motor Manufacturers and Trader’s two Type Approval seminars on Thursday 7 August at Warwick were a “great success” according to Robin Dickeson, manager, commercial vehicle affairs for the Society. The aim was to tell people about the wide-ranging changes that will start to affect the commercial vehicle industry from next April. “In particular we wanted to alert people to the DfT consultation on the issue,” said Dickeson. “This closes on 22 August and we hope that as many as possible will use the opportunity to have their say.” Over 150 people, mostly non-members, from body-builders, truck and trailer makers and component firms came along and the event was hugely oversubscribed, with a waiting list of over 80. “Our thanks to Volvo for its hospitality and to the Vehicle Certification Agency team for their support.”More from Robin Dickeson on +44 (0)2 073 449 222 or email@example.com Good habits to cut costsCurbing bad driving habits could cut thousands of pounds off a fleet’s fuel costs. Research by Gensis Communications using its xTrack system shows that careful drivers can save up to £5,000 a year with over revving, harsh braking and cruise control override some of the main causes of excess diesel consumption. The real-time system monitors driver behaviour, fuel use and carbon emissions to show fleet managers where vehicles are, their road, engine speed and fuel use. The system also gives league tables of the best or worst performers. The firm says this data could help businesses make big fuel savings.More from Katie Colledge on +44 (0)1 612 350 316 or firstname.lastname@example.org Daf moves the metal for FleggBuckinghamshire-based machinery movers Flegg Transport has chosen high spec Euro 5 Daf XF105s for its 2008 fleet replacement programme. A FAS three-axle rigid and a pair of mid-lift axle FTG tractors, all at 460 horsepower, have already gone to work in firm’s fleet, with another FTG at 510 hp due this month. All four trucks have AS-tronic automated transmissions and each will do some 80,000 km a year on extended service intervals. The tractors will pull Royen low-deck curtainside trailers. The firm’s boss, Jayson Flegg says he wants the new trucks to make a statement about the firm’s professionalism and high standards in its specialist area. “As well as that, we want to make sure that our crews travel in comfort.”More from David Rowlands on +44 (0)2 074 948 050 or email@example.com And finally New Scientist’s Feedback column reports that reader Terence Saffell saw the following sign in his local supermarket offering: “Healthy Living Chicken Breasts” on sale.More from www.scientist.com New gear from the FTAThe Freight Transport Association says its Shopfta 2008 catalogue is now out. It covers over 150 new goodies, including work wear and clothing, footwear, safety posters, driver-training DVDs, racking accessories and a selection of warning and mandatory signs. These supplement the FTA’s range of transport support stuff for vehicle and driver management, tachographs, health and safety and more. Shopfta is now available online at www.shop.fta.co.uk 24 hours a day, seven days a week or on +44 (0)8 717 111 111 from 0900 to 1700. FTA members get discounts on many items.More from Samantha Law on +44 (0)1 892 552 368 or firstname.lastname@example.org New electronic bulletin service from BoschBosch says its latest ESI(tronic) Technical Service Bulletins use data taken direct from vehicle makers. The new package adds to the Bosch diagnosis and repair programme. It should help technicians identify and repair common vehicle problems quickly and will be available on a free trial basis until the end of this year. It covers 5,466 vehicles with added regular updates. The firm says its TSBs are designed with the user in mind, using an easily understood format, a clear description of the problem, validated repair tips and images to guide the technician.More from Marco Ferrari on +44 (0) 2 074 948 050 or email@example.com Aldi puts Krone to the testSupermarket chain Aldi just got its first Krone Cool Liner trailer. The new vehicle was built to Aldi’s strict criteria and will be closely monitored to ensure it meets the firm’s standards. The Cool Liner trailer operates as both a chiller and freezer, depending on the needs of the load, and has been built with a lifting axle and rear steering and a 10 year anti-corrosion guarantee. Aldi use the Darlington site to test the specification and suitability of a range of vehicles and equipment before adding company’s to its preferred supplier lists. It runs over 330 delivery vehicles with depots and stores all over the UK.More from Jason Chipchase on +44 (0)1 469 571 626 or firstname.lastname@example.org Sales and marketing moves at Renault Trucks Renault Trucks says Nigel Butler, its UK sales and marketing director will now handle all used vehicle sales, as well as his existing responsibilities for new sales. He will also manage the Renault Trucks’ importers in Malta, Cyprus and Ireland and the firm’s product marketing team. Penny Randall marketing and communications manager will handle UK marketing, reporting to Laurent Farman, Renault Trucks’ managing director. Separately Chris Sharp is promoted to aftermarket director and Marcus Kemp joins the firm as general sales manager for fleet sales.More from Penny Randall on +44 (0)1 582 479 619 or email@example.com Bus and coach driver CPCs soonThe Driving Standards Agency says that on 10 September it will introduce a new qualification, the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence, for all professional bus and coach drivers. This is part of a Europe-wide plan to improve road safety. For new drivers the CPC will involve a theory test, and hazard perception assessment, a new Driver CPC case studies test, a longer practical test to give more time on a wider variety of roads and an additional practical safety test. On top of that, all drivers will need to do 35 hours of training every five years to keep their Driver CPC status. Existing drivers won’t need to do the initial test but they will need to do 35 hours of periodic training by 2013 and then every five years. A similar scheme for truck drivers is due to start in September 2009. More from www.transportoffice.gov.uk Alexander Dennis wins £80m, 500-bus dealFalkirk-based bus and coach maker Alexander Dennis Limited says it has won what is believes is one of the biggest orders ever in the UK bus industry; the firm will deliver over 250 buses to FirstGroup this year and in the first quarter of next. The deal also includes the option for a similar, follow-up order in 2009-2010, which would push the value for the 500 vehicles to over £80m. “We’re delighted to be working on long-range projects such as this with FirstGroup,” said Colin Robertson, chief executive. He says that as virtually all the buses for FirstGroup are integrates models, using our chassis and our bodywork, “this must represent one of the most significant contract arrangements ever struck in the UK bus sector.”More from Bill Simpson on +44 (0)1 483 571 271 or firstname.lastname@example.org Mixed fortunes in July bus and coach registrationsFigures for minibus, coach and bus registrations show double-deckers underpinning the rolling year growth in total bus and coach registrations. Minibus registrations to 3.5t fell steeply in contrast to midibuses while large coaches beat last year’s volumes at 1,119 units. “In the current economic climate, there is relatively good news from the passenger carrying sector. Although year to date bus and coach registrations are down 7.8%, buses over 8.5 tonnes and all coaches show double digit growth”, said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “While we can expect the market to remain stable over the immediate months, the mid-term outlook should be treated with caution”.More from Robin Dickeson on +44 (0)2 073 449 222 or email@example.com Strong business for electric vehiclesElectric vehicle maker Aixam Mega says strong business interest and rising fuel prices meant it had a successful time at the recent motor show British International Motor Show. Lawrence Holland, Aixam Mega Ltd’s managing director, said there were two clear trends, with businesses investigating the two and four seat Mega City models as a cost-effective alternative pool car and small, town-based firms businesses showing strong interest in the Mega Multitruck van. “Businesses are finding their margins under growing pressure and reducing motoring costs is a priority,” said Holland. “Fuelling our electric vehicles costs less than two pence a mile, compared with around 20p a mile for an average petrol car.More from Christine Gormley on +44 (0)2 476 407 422 or firstname.lastname@example.org Trucks lead July CV registrationsRecent data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show van and truck registrations down 13.2% in July and up 2.9% to 391,531 for the rolling year. Against that background trucks were up 9.2% in July and 21.5% to 58,664 for the rolling year, with vans down 16.7% for the month and up 0.2% to 332,867 for the rolling year. “Strong truck registrations continue to balance weaker performances in other commercial vehicle sectors,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “In the current economic climate, it is no surprise to see that van registrations have fallen and at 2.5% down year to date, give a strong indication of the pressures being felt by businesses in the UK. We do, however, expect to maintain the overall van and truck registration levels we saw last year.”More from Robin Dickeson on +44 (0)2 073 449 222 or email@example.com New bosses at PaccarPaccar says its Board of Directors elected Tom Plimpton vice-chairman. He starts his new job on 1 September 2008. Jim Cardillo takes over as president on the same date and Mike Tembreull will retire as vice-chairman and director in January 2009.More from Martin Hayes on +44 (0) 2 074 948 050 or firstname.lastname@example.orgCMS Supatrak launch Ecotrak+CMS SupaTrak says its new vehicle tracking kit, EcoTrak+ “promises” to save businesses “in excess of 10% on fuel costs.” The firm says the new system can save cash by allowing fleet managers to monitor and manage their fuel use in real time. They can also compare the behaviour of individual drivers, looking at speed, fuel use and cruise time. It says that combining both EcoTrak and EcoTrak+, firms could save over 20%. “The key to cutting fuel costs and carbon emissions and fuel costs is to combine driver education with vehicle tracking solutions like EcoTrak+, says Jason Airey, managing director of CMS SupaTrak.More from Kate Lloyd on +44 (0)8 444 774 870 or email@example.com Iveco targets 50% share of planned maintenance contractsIveco has launched a new range of planned maintenance contracts called ‘Elements’ to support its full line-up of vans and trucks which span the 3.5 to 44 tonne sectors. The move follows a year-long review of the market and aims to help the firm hit its target of a 50% share of the planned maintenance contracts market by 2011. This is to support of its strategy for sales growth across the Daily, Eurocargo, Stralis and Trakker ranges. “Keeping vehicles on the road with minimal interruptions for maintenance and repairs is everyone’s priority,” said Bob Lowden, director of customer service at Iveco UK. “With Elements we have introduced a comprehensive choice of services to suit any commercial vehicle application.”More from James Keeler on +44 (0)2 083 991 184 or firstname.lastname@example.org Record results for RH GroupThe RH Group Ltd has announced another set of record results. The firm, which says it is the UK‘s largest European freight operator, has reported a pre tax profit of £3.57m (Ã¢â€š¬4.53m) for the year to 31 December 2007, up 20% on the previous year. Turnover was £122.3m (Ã¢â€š¬155m) up 3% from the previous year. “2007 was another solid year for RH despite a challenging market. After 32% turnover growth in 2006 we turned our focus to growing our bottom line,” said Ian Baxter, managing director. RH delivers daily to 18 European cities, employs 700 people and last year delivered over 400,000 consignments across the continent.More from Kathryn Greenwood on +44 (0)1 158 524 717 or email@example.com
Révolution arabe : les blogueurs égyptiens minimisent l’impact des réseaux sociauxAlors que le Pentagone a décidé de se pencher sur le pouvoir des réseaux sociaux après avoir constaté leur rôle dans le printemps arabe (voir notre article), les blogueurs égyptiens refusent de parler de “révolution Facebook”. Ils souhaitent en effet minimiser le rôle joué par le réseau social.Si les réseaux sociaux furent sans aucun doute une arme de poids dans la révolte égyptienne, les blogueurs du pays estiment que leur rôle est surestimé. “Internet a joué un grand rôle, mais ce n’était qu’un outil, et la révolution a été celle du peuple”, souligne auprès de l’AFP Waël Abbas, un journaliste et blogueur égyptien renommé, qui écrit sur le web depuis cinq ans. “Internet a aidé à accélérer les choses” admet aussi Hossam el-Hamalawy, plus connu sur Internet sous le pseudonyme “3arabawy”. Toutefois, il assure que “la révolution aurait quand même eu lieu sans ça”.À lire aussiUne momie égyptienne vieille de 5500 ans renverse nos croyances sur l’embaumementEt un autre blogueur, Rami Raouf, lui aussi cité par l’AFP, de rappeler que la révolte ne s’est pas essoufflée lorsque pendant plusieurs jours, l’Egypte a été privée d’accès à Internet et à la téléphonie mobile par le gouvernement. Bien sûr, les appels lancés sur les réseaux sociaux ont permis de rassembler des milliers de personnes sur la place Tahrir, au Caire. Mais “il faut expliquer les raisons profondes de la révolution” insiste Hossam el-Hamalawy, et ne pas laisser imaginer que “si vous voulez renverser votre dictateur, vous n’avez qu’à ouvrir une page Facebook”. Les blogueurs rappellent en outre qu’ils ont bien souvent été sur le terrain avant de s’exprimer sur le web. “La force des blogueurs égyptiens, c’est que nous avons un pied sur la toile et un pied sur le terrain”, souligne Hossam el-Hamalawy.Toutefois, tous s’accordent à affirmer qu’Internet est aujourd’hui en Egypte le seul média sur lequel ils peuvent compter. Car les journaux, comme la télévision et la radio, “sont toujours contrôlés par les hommes d’affaires ou des gens de l’ancien régime” souligne Waël Abbas, avant d’ajouter : “Internet reste utile pour faire passer des idées”.Le 26 juillet 2011 à 20:31 • Maxime Lambert
Woodland – Woodland High School is working with the Providence Heart Institute to offer youth heart and health screenings for Woodland students between ages 12 through 19, including height, weight, blood pressure, and electrocardiogram scans.The screenings were offered at no cost to the school.Julea Orem, a senior at Woodland High School, signed up for a free screening because of serious health concerns in her past.“I had Hodgkin Lymphoma not too long ago so regular screenings are a way for me to stay updated on my own health,” she said in a press release. “I didn’t know what to expect from this screening, but it was something good — it was very well-organized and the staff helped students feel comfortable the entire time.”
Load More Macau’s integrated resort industry should be aiming for non-gaming to contribute 40% of all revenue, according to the Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes.The ambitious number was mentioned during a high-powered panel discussion at G2E Asia on Wednesday featuring de Senna Fernandes, Sands China President and executive director Wilfred Wong and Wynn Resorts non-executive Chairman Allan Zeman discussing the transformation of Macau into Asia’s gaming and entertainment hub. Wynn Resorts to undergo internal restructure as part of refinancing plan Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analysts Imperial Pacific adds to Board of Directors as regulator looks to impose US$375,000 fine for late license fee payment RelatedPosts “Whatever the mix is going forward there has to be a balance for the operators and I don’t think Macau can reasonably expect to reach 60% like Las Vegas, but I think 40% non-gaming is the goal in the mid-term,” the MGTO Director said.“Going forward there are a lot of possibilities.”The contribution of non-gaming revenue has gradually climbed in recent years but still has a long way to go to reach 40%. The government’s official Five-Year Development Plan for 2016 to 2020 stipulates a minimum non-gaming contribution of just 9%, with non-gaming in the previous year, 2015, having accounted for only marginally more than that threshold at 9.39%. Non-gaming revenue in 2017 was around 12%.“Gaming is still going to play a very important role moving forward,” de Senna Hernandes said. “But I think the focus is on developing the MICE and creative industries. I’d like to see more balance between gaming and non-gaming.”Wong said he was confident that Macau was headed in the right direction in broadening its non-gaming attractions and agreed the emphases should be on MICE, but added, “We have to solve some questions first.“Where do the people in the service industry come from?” he said. “We’re working with the government right now to solve that problem.“Second, how do you promote Macau to the world? Right now Macau is still seen as a gaming destination so we need to promote IRs instead and all that they have to offer.”
RelatedPosts Melco Resorts & Entertainment has announced that it will launch its temporary Cyprus casino on 28 June 2018 after breaking ground on the nation’s first integrated resort, City of Dreams Mediterranean, on Friday.The temporary facility, currently being built on a small parcel of land not far from the site of the €550 million City of Dreams Mediterranean precinct, has cost just €12 million to construct and will feature 33 gaming tables and 242 electronic gaming machines. Two of the four satellite casinos Melco Resorts will also operate under its Cyprus casino license – to be located in Nicosia and Paphos – will open in November with the third to open in January 2019 and the fourth in May 2019. Load More Evan Winkler appointed President as Melco Resorts implements latest management overhaul Melco International Development grants Evan Winkler HK$269 million share options Melco Resorts defers acquisition of second tranche of Crown shares until conclusion of regulatory inquiry City of Dreams Mediterranean is scheduled to open its doors in 2021 at which time the temporary casino will be closed.Melco’s Cyprus integrated resort will boast 136 gaming tables and 1,200 electronic gaming machines once complete as well as a 500-room hotel, 11 restaurants, 1,200 square meters of retail and almost 10,000 square meters of meeting and exhibition space.Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Melco Resorts Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho said, “Our project will contribute significantly to the country’s efforts for sustainable economic growth and an increase in employment rates.”Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades lauded the positive impact City of Dreams Mediterranean will have on the nation’s economy.“Foreign direct investment constitutes a fundamental pillar towards sustainable economic growth and prosperity,” he said. “Today, we are witnessing the realization of a project with extraordinary benefits for our economy, with positive impact on the country’s GDP and in tackling unemployment.“Our country is much more than just an attractive sun and sea tourist destination. Cyprus has all the prerequisites to be established as a regional and why not global premium destination – a genuine point of reference for luxury tourism and responsible gaming.”
New Delhi, November 1 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 13.83 points up to stand at 21,178.35. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 8.05 points up to stand at 6,307.20. Indian Bank and HDIL were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 10.44% and 10.21% along with Apollo Tyres and Union Bank with an increase of 8.58% and 8.30% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Glenmark Pharma and United Breweries Ltd with a decrease of 4.02% and 3.91% along with Sobha Dev and Power Grid Corporation with a decrease of 3.69% and 3.11% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 146.01 points at 12,220.9 while the banking sector is up 164.4 points at 13,251.33 and the realty sector is up 34.22 points at 1,377.69. The Indian currency is down 0.62% at Rs 61.88 per dollar.
President M Abdul Hamid addresses a function at the election commission auditorium at Agargaon in the capital city on the occasion of “National Voters’ Day” on Friday. Photo: PIDPresident M Abdul Hamid on Friday asked the election commission (EC) to consider enlisting Bangladeshi expatriates in the voter list so that they can cast their votes in any election, reports BSS.“Consider voting rights of the expatriate Bangladeshis… Take necessary steps so that they can get national identity (NID) cards,” the president said while addressing a function at the election commission auditorium at Agargaon in the capital city on the occasion of “National Voters’ Day”.Noting that about 10 million people are working abroad and most of them have no NID cards, he pointed out that it (NID) would help the expatriates to get different state facilities, including citizenships in foreign countries.“The question of voting rights for Bangladeshis, now staying abroad, is gaining ground…. Expatriate citizens of 120 countries, including USA, Indonesia and Philippines, are exercising their voting rights,” Hamid said.The head of the state sought help of the local representatives, journalists, teachers, civil society members, imams of mosques and imminent personalities in the society to gear up the voter enlistment process.The EC should continue updating the voter list all the year round and take special programmes in this connection for the people of remote, coastal and hilly areas, Hamid suggested.President M Abdul Hamid addresses a function at the election commission auditorium at Agargaon in the capital city on the occasion of “National Voters’ Day” on Friday. Photo: PID“NID database has become one of the programmes under the ‘Digital Bangladesh’ platform at present,” the president stated.He lauded different ICT-based initiatives of the EC to ease and modernise its functions, including biometric features and NID database system as the EC’s digitised process is helping to identify genuine citizens.This NID database system is now helping to provide salaries of government’s employees, and pensions, different works under social safety net coverage like allowances for freedom fighters, elderly people and widows, he mentioned.“I’m very glad to know that Bangladesh is still among the top-ranking countries in the South-East Asia in terms of using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in polls here,” he added.President Hamid also put emphasis on creating awareness among the voters, saying, “The election will be fairer, the voters will be more aware of their rights.”President M Abdul Hamid hands over a crest to chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda at a function at the election commission auditorium at Agargaon in the capital city on the occasion of “National Voters’ Day” on FridayReferring to the need of efficient leadership from the grassroots to the national level, he said there is no alternative to efficient and qualified leadership for development and polls are a very acceptable system in this regard.President Hamid urged all, irrespective of party affiliations and opinions, to extend their cooperation to the EC for holding free, fair and creditable elections which is the key assignment of the EC as part of the constitutional obligation.National Voters’ Day is being observed for the first time in the country with the theme “Will be a Voter, Will Vote”, he said, hoping that all political parties and socio-cultural organisations would work together to materialise the objective of the day.“Instead of political blame game, a political culture of peace, amity, empathy and tolerance will be established in society… Democracy and development will reach the desired position subsequently,” the president hoped.
SOPA Images YouTube Channels Suspended For ‘Coordinated’… by NPR News Scott Neuman 8.23.19 3:46am Google has suspended 210 YouTube channels it says were being used as part of a “coordinated” campaign to influence public opinion about the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.The move follows Twitter’s suspension earlier this week of nearly 1,000 accounts for violating the company’s “platform manipulation policies” it said were tied to Chinese state actors trying to undermine the Hong Kong protests. Facebook said it was also taking down several pages and accounts for “coordinated inauthentic behavior as part of a small network that originated in China and focused on Hong Kong.”In a statement, Google, which owns YouTube and whose parent company is Alphabet Inc., said its decision to suspend the channels was “to combat coordinated influence operations,” but it stopped short of directly blaming the Chinese government.It said the channels “behaved in a coordinated manner while uploading videos related to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong,” adding that their discovery “was consistent with recent observations and actions related to China announced by Facebook and Twitter.””We found use of VPNs and other methods to disguise the origin of these accounts and other activity commonly associated with coordinated influence operations,” the statement said.Google is a financial supporter of NPR.The student-led protests in Hong Kong have been going on for nearly 11 weeks. They started out with calls for the government to kill a controversial bill that would have allowed some accused of crimes in Hong Kong to be sent to mainland China for trial. Since then, the protesters have added old and new grievances, including calls for the direct election of Hong Kong’s chief executive and an independent investigation of alleged police brutality in dealing with the demonstrators.Meanwhile, Beijing has weighed in, warning protesters that they are “playing with fire” and making it known that China would respond with force if necessary. Chinese state media has broadcast video of armored personnel carriers participating in drills conducted by the Chinese People’s Armed Police in the neighboring city of Shenzhen.China’s Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Geng Shuang, responding on Tuesday to the reports that Twitter and Facebook had suspended accounts over the alleged influence campaign, said he believed “people around the world will come to their own judgement about what happens in Hong Kong and what is the truth.”The news from Google comes as a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Capitol Hill warns that China is using social media platforms to manipulate public opinion over Hong Kong, according to The Hill.Praising Facebook and Twitter for their quick action, California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told the newspaper, “We know from experience that social media platforms can be powerful engines for spreading false information online with real world consequences.”Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.
Kolkata: West Bengal is witnessing the benefits of the Chief Minister’s vision of giving the farmers of the state a higher income and an improved standard of living, Asish Banerjee, state minister of Agriculture, said while inaugurating the 4th Krishi Unnayan Mela organised by CII in association with Department of Agriculture in east Burdwan on Thursday.He said the farmers’ income has increased almost three times without increase in production costs. According to Banerjee, the increasing mechanisation of agriculture and research and development is helping the development of this space.Speaking at the inaugural function, Swapan Debnath, state minister for Animal Resources and MSME, reiterated that under the Chief Minister’s directive, fair pricing of crops has been ensured, farm equipment made available to farmers and crop insurance is available to farmers during natural disasters.The 4th edition of “Krishi Unnayan Mela” will be from October 4 to 6 at Mati Tirtha Ground.
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite 1. Update: 5 dead in crash near Ladysmith (video included)Five people tragically lost their lives in a head-on collision on the Bergville road last night (September 4). 2 light motor vehicles were involved in the crash.Read full story: Update: 5 dead in crash near Ladysmith (video included)2. Court hands down 10 life sentences to Ladysmith serial rapistA serial rapist who preyed upon women in the Bergville, Ematsheni and Ladysmith areas was recently convicted. On August 24, the Pietermaritzburg High Court sentenced Thokozani Joseph Kubheka (34) to 10 life sentences.Read full story: Court hands down 10 life sentences to Ladysmith serial rapist3. Update: 5 dead and 6 injured in horror crash near Ladysmith6 people were injured and 5 tragically lost their lives in a head-on collision between a Toyota Avanza and a Land Rover on the Bergville road last night (September 4).Read full story: Update: 5 dead and 6 injured in horror crash near Ladysmith4. Kenya to hold fresh presidential vote October 17 Kenya will hold a fresh presidential vote on October 17, the election commission said Monday, after the country’s Supreme Court overturned the result of last month’s poll won by President Uhuru Kenyatta.Read full story: Kenya to hold fresh presidential vote October 175. Trump holds the fate of 800,000 young immigrants in his handsPresident Donald Trump plans to announce Tuesday his decision on whether to end an amnesty for hundreds of thousands of people brought to America illegally as minors and who for the most part are thoroughly integrated into US society.Read full story: Trump holds the fate of 800,000 young immigrants in his handsClick to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!
The Cyprus Cycling Federation on Thursday called on the government to train car, bus and other drivers on how to protect cyclists, who are vulnerable road users.Their plea came hours after 33-year-old cyclist Panayiotis Hadjinicolas lost his life in a hit-and-run accident. The victim leaves behind a 3-year-old child and a wife.Police are looking for an ISUZU or a Chevrolet single or double cabin.“Unfortunately, the Cyprus Police insist on taking action only for the training of cyclists in their obligations and there has been no action or campaign, which has often been suggested by the Cyprus Cycling Federation, for information and a wake-up call for drivers of motor vehicles regarding their own obligations and the rights of cyclists, a vulnerable group of users of the public roads,” their statement said.The fact is, the federation added, that there has been an increase in the number of cyclist without them being protected and appropriate measures being taken, something that is a “blatant failure of our state”.Police, the members say, need special training in how to handle complaints from cyclists who are being harassed or attacked, while drivers should be trained as a prerequisite to obtaining a driver’s licence. This is something the federation has been requesting for years but the cyclists’ needs have been completely ignored by police and the justice ministry.The federation warned the ministry and the chief of police that unless this attitude changes not only will we mourn for more victims like Hadjinicolas, but the government will also be internationally exposed as having a “medieval culture”.“We wish the state to take measures as a matter of urgency now and before we have the next victim among us,” the statement said.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola